Friday, January 9, 2015

A Bamboo World

Dr Abe V Rotor
Bamboo grove becomes a children's playground.
Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur
To see the world in a grove of bamboo
is seeing our ancestors in their time,
in the rustic world of Amorsolo
far, far away from the city scene,
hidden by a curtain of green .

It’s an arena of wit and skill and joy,
in laughter that fills the pure air
echoed by the swaying bamboo
that played with children in scary creak
the original game of hide-and-seek.

Here nobody wins or loses in the game
because there are no walls, no fences,
and there is no time to gain or to lose;
it’s a world to men children shall grow,
simple and true like the bamboo. ~

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